Who Benefits from Board Certification in Administrative Medicine?
Pursuing board certification in Administrative Medicine is an excellent option for physicians who have experience in the business side of medicine. These days, more and more physicians are looking for ways to make themselves more marketable on the job front, more involved in the day-to-day management of healthcare organizations, and better equipped to lead. As a result, there has been a marked increase in the number physicians who have elected to pursue additional graduate-level training in business administration, healthcare management, and other fields related to Administrative Medicine. At the American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM) – a Member Board developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) – we know how valuable these physician leaders are in the healthcare industry, and we are excited to offer board certification to highly qualified and experienced physicians who meet our eligibility requirements.
There are many reasons why a physician may consider specializing in Administrative Medicine. From a practical standpoint, many professionals simply want to know how to better manage their practice and learn best management practices for operating their business. Others are forward thinkers who have recognized that there is a shortage of physician leaders in the healthcare industry and understand that business training will offer new and different opportunities as their careers advance. A few examples of the types of individuals who are particularly well suited for board certification in Administrative Medicine include:
- Chief medical officers
- Chiefs of staff
- Medical executive chairs
- Hospital board of trustees members
- Owners of private practices
- Vice presidents of medical affairs
Recent changes in the infrastructure of the healthcare industry have created a clear need for motivated physicians who are interested in assuming leadership roles in their hospitals, research facilities, and private practices. At the ABAM, we offer an opportunity for physicians with both medical and business training to pursue board certification in their area of expertise. To learn about our eligibility requirements, and for additional information about the many benefits to board certification through our organization, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®